Girls adopted by Karen and Richard Thorne

Adoptive parents were found guilty of abusing 2 Russian children they adopted in Voronezh, Russia, on the plane ride on the way home from Moscow. The girls were returned to live with Karen and Richard Thorne of Phoenix. The Queens Family Court Judge ordered that the Thornes would be subject to unannounced visits by Arizona Child Welfare authorities and undergo psychological evaluation as a condition of regaining custody.
Date: 1997-07-03
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Voronezh Regional Baby Home
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

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Location

Phoenix, Arizona
United States
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Adoptive Parents Win Battle for Russian Girls1998-02-24
Parents Get Girls Back / Accused of abuse, Arizona couple regains custody 1998-02-24
Judge Allows Couple to Visit Russian Girls, Paving Way for Reunion1997-12-24
Couple Accused of Beating Daughters Tell of Adoption Ordeal 1997-11-02
Judge Says Couple Used Excessive Force on Adopted Girls1997-10-16
Abuse Case Leaves 2 Adopted Girls in Limbo1997-10-12
Father Denies He Abused Adopted Girls During Flight1997-10-10
JET ABUSE MOM SAYS KIDS WERE TO BLAME1997-10-09
Woman Denies She Abused Adopted Children on Plane1997-10-09
Couple Slapped Adopted Russian Girls on Flight, Other Parents Testify1997-10-07
Girls Were Hit on Flight, Attendants Say1997-07-15
A dead child, a troubling defense 1997-07-14
Custody Trial Opens in Case Of Adopted Girls Hit on Plane1997-07-03
HARD ADJUSTMENT TIME COMMON IN FOREIGN ADOPTIONS 1997-06-29
Mixup in Russian Adoption Case1997-06-17
Parents to Fight Charges Of Abusing Children on Jet1997-06-12
Couple Held In Abuse Of 2 Children During Flight1997-05-30
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